World War II
A special honor will be bestowed upon a group of women this Memorial Day weekend. They documented the battle on the front lines of World War II, while at the same time fighting for the right to cover the historic conflict.
Some people may see them as pieces of history, but for the loved ones of the now deceased G.I. who wrote them, dozens of letters and keepsakes from World War II are precious memories.
The Johann Conrad Seekatz painting — titled “St. Philip Baptizing A Servant Of Queen Kandaki” — was looted from the Polish National Museum in Warsaw in 1938.
The presentation of the award, for being wounded in combat, was made by Rep. Bill Pascrell, who worked to correct the oversight.
In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked the nation for volunteers for a “secret and dangerous mission.” Three thousand young men volunteered. Just 200 of the Army rangers came home.
Palij worked as an armed guard at an SS slave labor camp for Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II and helped keep prisoners from escaping, according to court documents.
Those who eulogized Oresko spoke about his humility, his infectious smile, the way he could clear a dance floor, his signature bow tie and his hatred of broccoli.
The Bayonne native received the Medal of Honor from President Harry Truman on Oct. 30, 1945. While serving as an Army Master sergeant, the badly wounded Oresko single-handedly took out two enemy bunkers during the Battle of the Bulge and killed 12 German soldiers.
New York City is full of little nuggets of history long abandoned. Among them is the small, artificial Swinburne Island, located in New York Bay east of Staten Island.
The medal was award to Staff Sgt. Arnold Haapala, originally from Elmont, who was killed in the invasion of Normandy during World War II.
A plume of water shot about 125 feet in the air and a boom echoed through town Wednesday as a military explosives team detonated a suspected mine that a diver had discovered partially buried in sand in the Atlantic Ocean.
Stories From Main Street: Mamaroneck Man Searches For Remains Of World War II Hero In Long Island Sound
When the weather is clear, chances are that you will find Bob Contreras from Mamroneck crisscrossing the Long Island Sound near Rye and Greenwich, searching for a missing plane and a World War II hero.
The Democrat from New Jersey served in the Army Signal Corps during the war. He spent nearly three decades in the Senate and was its oldest member when he died Monday at 89, after suffering complications from viral pneumonia.
Scarsdale native Alice Lovejoy was killed on Sept. 13, 1944 in a midair collision over Texas.
Honor Flight is a program that flies World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial in person.